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Jun 06, 2011 15:37 |  #1

hello POTN,
i'm about to buy a CF for my 40D and i have to decide between a Transcend 133x 16gb and a Transcend 400x UDMA 8gb.
obviously the second one is better but i would like to know if it would be wasted on a 40D.
i already know that my camera doesn't support UDMA.
they cost more or less the same.
hope you could help,
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Jun 06, 2011 15:45 |  #2

I use Transcend 133x 16gb on my 40d and have not found any limitations with it!


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Jun 06, 2011 17:08 as a reply to  @ GregoryF's post |  #3

I reckon the 40D's buffer would fill up before the card starts having trouble processing the images to the card, no?


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Jun 06, 2011 18:05 |  #4

Is the 400x card overkill for the 40D? Of course. However, if the prices you're finding are basically the same, why not?

There are 2 main things you'll get out of it: Faster downloads to your computer, and, when the day comes that you upgrade to a camera that has the capability to use the UDMA cards, you won't have to spend any extra.


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Jun 06, 2011 21:48 as a reply to  @ TijmenDal's post |  #5

I have used a Lexar 300x UDMA card for my 40D. The camera doesn't take advantage of the UDMA technology but, downloading hundreds of images is faster through UDMA cards and a reader than with non-UDMA technology.

I don't notice any great difference between the speed of the Lexar 300X UDMA cards and slower cards in shooting my 40d. However, there is a quantum difference in speeds between 300X and 400X UDMA cards and slower cards when shooting my 7D. I attribute that to the larger file size of the 7D captures and the fact that the 7D can utilize the fastest CF crd technology.

An 80X Lexar (12mbs) will result in the red write-light on my camera being on for over twenty seconds after the last shot of a 10-image sequence. Using the Lexar 400x (60 mbs) UDMA CF card, the red light shines for less than five seconds. I realize that the camera's buffer would allow shooting while the red write light is on - but, I could not switch cards during that time and over 20 seconds would be an terribly long time to wait before inserting a new CF card.


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Jun 07, 2011 01:07 |  #6

GregoryF wrote in post #12547021 (external link)
I use Transcend 133x 16gb on my 40d and have not found any limitations with it!

Likewise..


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Jun 07, 2011 05:39 |  #7

thank you guys for your help,
it seems that all of you agree that i couldn't get any real benefit from cards faster than 20mb/s.
as for the downloading the files the extra speed would be welcome but i'm not sure that trading the 8gb of extra space of the 133x for a faster download speed would be a good idea.


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Jun 07, 2011 08:47 |  #8

With my 40D, I found the best compact flash out there to be the Canon 430ex; it has a good size and excellent performance for the money...oh wait lol.

Only kidding. I used Sandisk Ultra's with my 40D and even my 1DII and they work just fine.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 05:02 |  #9

SaxonIV wrote in post #12550989 (external link)
With my 40D, I found the best compact flash out there to be the Canon 430ex; it has a good size and excellent performance for the money...oh wait lol.

Only kidding. I used Sandisk Ultra's with my 40D and even my 1DII and they work just fine.

hahaha you're absolutely right about the 430ex :lol:

i did some search and found out this:

-sandisk ultra 30mb/s 8gb 30mb/s (write) 30mb/s (read)

-transcend 133x 16gb 10mb/s 13mb/s

-transcend 400x 8gb 30mb/s 60mb/s


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Jun 08, 2011 08:50 |  #10

A.D.P. wrote in post #12556547 (external link)
-sandisk ultra 30mb/s 8gb 30mb/s (write) 30mb/s (read)

that's what i have. 2 actually and a bunch of slower 4 gb cards. i think i got them at costco when they were still carrying CF cards last summer and had a coupon for them.


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